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Training Program Overview

A page within Counseling & Testing

For general information regarding the CTC training program, opportunities, prerequisites, and application process, please see our training brochure: 

View Master's Level Practicum/ Internship Brochure

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please review the Master’s Level Practicum/Internship Brochure for information about our center and how to apply. Application Deadline is March 9th, 2024.

Diversity Statement

The University of La Crosse-Wisconsin Counseling and Testing Center is committed  to providing culturally- and trauma-informed services to the UWL community. Our staff recognizes the inherent importance of intersectionality  across gender, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability status, immigration  status, citizenship status, body size and body image, age, generation, nationality,  political affiliation, spirituality, religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, military  affiliation, education, and family system, among other facets of diversity and  identity, to one’s health and experience of being in the world.  

We strive to promote inclusion and to affirm and celebrate diversity in its broadest  sense across all areas. We recognize that our commitment to diversity and inclusivity is an active, life-long journey. We know that only through an awareness of ourselves as cultural  beings can we hope to hold space for the experiences of others. Therefore, clinical  training, discourse, and action in topics of diversity and multiculturalism are  essential to our staff culture and integral to the CTC training program.  



The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Counseling and Testing Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS). This accreditation certifies that we meet or exceed criteria and standards that are applied exclusively to college and university counseling centers. For additional information about IACS accreditation, visit  


Life in La Crosse

Being conveniently located amidst the scenic bluffs on the Mississippi River, the La Crosse area offers a unique blend of recreational activities (e.g., hiking, biking, and kayaking), live music and festivals, and exploration (whether it be meandering our quirky downtown area or a day trip to the Twin Cities). Located in Southwest Wisconsin, we have several daytrip/weekend trip options including: Minneapolis/St. Paul (2.5 hours), Madison (2.5 hours), Milwaukee (3 hours), Duluth and the North Shore (4 hours), Door County (4 hours), and Chicago (4.5 hours). 

Some of our staff’s favorite things to do in La Crosse include: hiking through the bluffs (and exploring for new hiking trails), relaxing in a hammock along the Mississippi River, skiing the slopes of Mt. La Crosse, grabbing a cold brew coffee at one of La Crosse's locally owned coffee shops, paddle boarding on nearby Lake Neshonoc, trail running through the forests and prairies of the Hixon Forest, and enjoying a sunset from one of the many bluff outlooks. 

To learn more about life in La Crosse, visit 


Contact Us

For any questions regarding training opportunities through the CTC, please feel welcome to contact: 

Dr. Crystal Champion


Counseling and Testing Center  

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse  

Phone: 608-785-8073  



Updated 8/15/2023


Emergency & on-campus resources

Emergency Resources 

  • Off-Campus EMERGENCY: 911
  • On Campus EMERGENCY: 608.789.9999 (UWL Police)
  • UW Mental Health Support 24/7: call/text 888.531.2142
    • UWL Mental Health Crisis and Emotional Support for UWL Students.

On Campus Resources

  • ACCESS Center: 608.785.6900
    • Help with accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Center for Transformative Justice: 608.785.5094
    • Support with belonging on campus and reporting a hate or bias incident.
  • Student Life608.785.8062
    • Resource for students in distress and needing resources, faculty with concern about a student disruption, help with meeting basic needs, and campus CARE team.
  • Student Health Center: 608.785.8558
    • Medical providers available for student health care needs including primary care, mental health, and same-day care. 
  • Violence Prevention: 608.785.5126
    • Confidential support and advocacy for anyone in the campus community who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, violence, abuse, or threats. 


More 24/7 Crisis Resources 

  • La Crosse County Mobile Crisis: 608.784.HELP (4357)
    • Local mental health support and evaluation of risk via phone and/or in person.
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
    • Nationwide mental health support and crisis intervention via phone, text, or chat. Veterans and other service members and their families, press 1 to be connected with specific supports. 
  • Trevor Lifeline: 866.488.7386
    • Crisis and emotional support for LGBTQ+ youth up to age 25.
  • The Steve Fund: Text 'STEVE' to 741741
    • Crisis and emotional support for students of color.
  • Text ‘Hopeline’ to 741741 
    • Nationwide text-based mental health support
  • Great Rivers 211 Helpline: 211 or 800.362.TALK (8255)
    • Local support and help in connecting with resources for meeting basic needs for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, etc.